|August 26, 2017|
|National Museum of African American History and Culture|
Community Day: A Day in the Life of A People
This Community Day is inspired by Ava DuVernay’s cinematic installation, August 28: A Day in the Life of A People. This date is meaningful because it is the anniversary of many significant events in African American history. Through music, dance, presentations, and hands-on activities, we invite visitors to discover the breadth of history through the lens of a single day.
In honor of the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, vocalist, composer, and clinician, Rochelle Rice, presents songs of the social justice and the Civil Rights Movement. In an engaging and interactive mini-concert, Rochelle will take listeners on a journey through the social justice causes, key figures, and the empowering music of one of the most transformative eras in American history.
The event is FREE, but registration is required starting on August 16th!
About the National Museum of African American History and Culture
The newest Smithsonian museum opened September 24, 2016, near the Washington Monument, and has welcomed more than 1 million visitors to date. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history, and culture.